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Election 2015: Labour's Murphy says if elected he will serve five year term

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has said if returned as an MP to his Renfrewshire East seat he will serve a full five year term.

This is despite his ambition to stand and win a seat in next year's Scottish Parliament election.

In an interview with BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme, Mr Murphy said: "I have told my constituents at hustings, and I have told hundreds of people in letters, I will stay on as the member of parliament, if elected next week, for a full five years - I have been very clear about that in hustings."

He added: "I have always been the underdog in my constituency - it has usually been the Tories that have been the favourite, even in the last general election I was the underdog. Mr Cameron came to campaign in my seat the day before the poll.

"I am going to win this seat, I am confident, our opinion poll returns are very strong, I am confident we will win, I am confident we can close much of this gap all across Scotland."

The other candidates standing in the Renfrewshire East constituency include;

  • Liberal Democrat - Graeme Cowie
  • UKIP - Robert Malyn
  • Conservative - David Montgomery
  • SNP - Kirsten Oswald
  • 29 Apr 2015